Jaír F. Coll

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The New York Times: Curing Animals With Cannabis
Location: Cali, Colombia
Nationality: Colombia
Biography: Jaír F. Coll (1997) is a colombian visual journalist whose work focuses on culture as a factor of social transformation. His photography, both intimate and colorful, has been exhibited at the Photo Vogue Festival 2021 and was selected in... MORE
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The New York Times: Curing Animals With Cannabis
Copyright Jaír F. Coll 2024
Updated Feb 2024
Location Cali
Topics Media
Summary
While many people and their doctors have embraced medical marijuana for health ills, treating pets and zoo animals with CBD and THC is just beginning.
Dr. Diana Buitrago, a veterinarian at the Cali Zoo, estimates that she and her colleagues have given cannabis to more than 50 species since 2020 — from mountain tapirs and lions to snakes and capybaras. They have found that CBD works well for pain, inflammation, osteoarthritis, and allergies, and that it can also enhance the effectiveness of treatments for conditions such as cancer.

THC, on the other hand, usually gives better results for patients at the zoo struggling with stress and anxiety, Dr. Buitrago said. It helped bring relief to a parrot who was plucking out her feathers, for example, and a jaguar who was obsessively pacing his enclosure and biting his tail. “We tried everything with him, but nothing seemed to work until cannabis appeared in our lives,” Dr. Buitrago said.

Continue reading: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/06/science/animals-veterinary-cannabis-marijuana-cbd.html

Mammals With the Munchies: Curing Animals With Cannabis
While many people and their doctors have embraced medical marijuana for health ills, treating pets and zoo animals with CBD and THC is just beginning.
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